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ISBN13: 9780399243417
ISBN10: 0399243410
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Goats say "Maa-Maa-Maa." Birds say "Cheep-Cheep-Cheep." Horses say "Neigh-Neigh-Neigh." Rabbits say nothing at all! But when all of these animals get together and raise a honking, braying, neighing ruckus, what do mommies say? "Shhhhhh!"

With the simplest of texts and a variety of fun animal noises, Patricia Polacco has created another read-aloud winner for the preschool crowd.

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"Polacco takes readers back to the land of the busy, barefoot and babushka-clad villagers last visited in Oh, Look!, although this time the results are less satisfying. A passel of children gambols through rolling farmland, delighting in the distinctive sounds of woodland and farm animals. Most of the encounters have a soupon of magic in them. A boy goes nose to nose with a squirrel on a branch ('Squirrels say Chee, chee, chee'); a group of industrious girls find they can pull knitting yarn right out of a sheep's coat ('Sheep say baa, baa, baa'). Given all this racket, the fact that 'bunnies say nothing at all' seems quite remarkable; in fact, Polacco turns that observation into a kind of counterpoint refrain ('Geese say honk, honk, honk./ Bunnies say nothing at all'). And where do mommies fit into this picture? They make a pretty impressive sound, too — especially when noisy animals might wake up a sleeping baby. Once again, Polacco does a beautiful job of visually presenting her world — readers may well embrace her radiant renderings and happy-go-lucky familiar characters. But in spite of all the energy expended within the pages (Polacco loves to show people and animals running hither and yon in full stride), readers may miss her usual narrative momentum. Though wonderfully realized, the pictures feel more like set pieces than images that build on one another. Ages 3-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

With the simplest of texts and a variety of fun animal noises, Polacco creates this winning read-aloud farmyard story for the very young. (Baby/Preschool)

About the Author

Patricia Polacco is a storyteller and illustrator who has published over thirty picture books. She travels all over the country visiting schools, conferences, and bookstores, and is known as a popular and energetic speaker.

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Snow, December 29, 2009 (view all comments by Snow)
My daughter (2.5) LOVES this book because there is so much action and detail on each page. She can tell a story to me as we read by pointing out the dogs chasing the squirrel or the pigs on the teeter-toter or the cats "being crazy and getting a kitty bath and getting snuggles..."

I disagree with the review that says the illustrations do not build on each other...they do so wonderfully with little teases about what will happen next and a very rewarding evolution of action...the animals get more wild as the book progresses until the mama at the very end stops then all with a "shhhh"...my daughter always says "I want to hold that baby" because the cuddled baby at the end is so real and cozy.

I would buy this book for friends with children from 1 to 4 and I hope my daughter will enjoy it for some time yet.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399243417
Author:
Polacco, Patricia
Publisher:
Philomel Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Bedtime & Dreams
Subject:
Children's Baby - Picturebooks
Subject:
Domestic animals
Subject:
Mother and child
Subject:
Concepts - Animal Sounds
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11.20x8.80x.40 in. 1.01 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
02-05

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Polacco takes readers back to the land of the busy, barefoot and babushka-clad villagers last visited in Oh, Look!, although this time the results are less satisfying. A passel of children gambols through rolling farmland, delighting in the distinctive sounds of woodland and farm animals. Most of the encounters have a soupon of magic in them. A boy goes nose to nose with a squirrel on a branch ('Squirrels say Chee, chee, chee'); a group of industrious girls find they can pull knitting yarn right out of a sheep's coat ('Sheep say baa, baa, baa'). Given all this racket, the fact that 'bunnies say nothing at all' seems quite remarkable; in fact, Polacco turns that observation into a kind of counterpoint refrain ('Geese say honk, honk, honk./ Bunnies say nothing at all'). And where do mommies fit into this picture? They make a pretty impressive sound, too — especially when noisy animals might wake up a sleeping baby. Once again, Polacco does a beautiful job of visually presenting her world — readers may well embrace her radiant renderings and happy-go-lucky familiar characters. But in spite of all the energy expended within the pages (Polacco loves to show people and animals running hither and yon in full stride), readers may miss her usual narrative momentum. Though wonderfully realized, the pictures feel more like set pieces than images that build on one another. Ages 3-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , With the simplest of texts and a variety of fun animal noises, Polacco creates this winning read-aloud farmyard story for the very young. (Baby/Preschool)
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